PORT: Personal Overhead Rapid Transit

PORT features

Vehicles run fully automatic and directly to the destination. Following vehicles can overtake vehicles settling on the ground.

Almost in front of every house there is the opportunity to get on or off. Other than the car you can drive one route and return on foot or by bicycle.

Children, elderly and disabled people can use the system without an escort.

Goods can be sent automatically and economically to consumers, markets and factories. Delivery times can be programmed exactly. Vehicles can travel at night close to its destination.

Up to four people can share a cabin. For each passenger there is a screen with the connection to the internet. One can enjoy the view, relax, read, write, watch TV, go online, phone, work, communicate with people even in other vehicles ...

On busy routes, there may be vehicles for several people with different goals.

Goods can be sent automatically and at low costs to and from consumers, markets and factories. Delivery times can be programmed exactly. There are special vehicles for removals.

Seat cover can be renewed before each trip. The air is exchanged and preheated as desired.

One can rest during long trips. Windows can be darkened.

Many delivery services like the delivery of letters, parcels are possible fully automated and driverless. Letter-box terminals for several houses can be situated along the track.

On busy routes parallel tracks can be provided with one rail for accessing the cabins. Empty vehicles are parked up at designated parking rails. The ground is free for people, animals and plants.

Cabins are parked on the tracks. Ground space remains free.

There may even be private stations. To restrict the view to private houses, the windows can be darkened or automatically rendered opaque.

Redundant electronic and moving parts ensure evacuations to be carried out almost without problems. This way the track is free for the traffic quickly.

In exceptional circumstances such as breakdowns also the suspension gear is lowered. This way the track is free for following vehicles.

The vehicles need for emergency evacuation or for embark or disembark at the stations, a free space (4-5 meters) only slightly longer than the length of the vehicle.

Distances to the curb at the edge of the emergency evacuation and normally

The safety of people is the most important thing. All actions are monitored by computer with the help of sensors and cameras. Only when the ground is free, the cabin will be lowered.

Simple, robust technology

Bending without railway point/switch